The Mahabharata, Volume 1: Book 1: The Book of the Beginning

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University of Chicago Press, May 4, 2011 - Religion - 545 pages
The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the first volume in what will ultimately become a multi volume edition encompassing all eighteen books.
 

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Contents

Preface
xi
Introduction
xiii
Spelling and Pronunciation of Sanskrit
xlv
Summary
xlix
The Book of the Beginning
li
Introduction
1
Contents
17
Summaries and Translation
19
Notes to Text
433
Names of Important Persons
469
Concordance of Critical Edition and Bombay
475
Index
479
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